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Plaindrifter (Echo Therapy)

Crank this to 10.4 of 11 - Editors' Pick

Released: 2021

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Stoner rock

Sounds Like: Red Scalp, King Buffalo, Swan Valley Heights

Homeland: Gelsenkirchen, Germany


Album Overview

  • “Vast, immersive landscapes waiting to be explore” Says it all. The trio absolutely shine on their second release ‘Echo Therapy’

  • There is something so crisp and warm here. Second to none in fuzz craftsmanship and attention to detail

  • Intricate melodies make for a stoner rock album that truly sets itself apart from the pack

  • Marcel’s distant and not overdone vocals absolutely engulf the listener

  • Hard to interrupt its play once you are entrenched in the opener

  • A must on vinyl once its available


Track Breakdown:

1. M.N.S.N.(5:37)

At the 3:06 vocal kick-in mark, we knew this was going to be something very special. Blissful build-up with their own flavor.

2. New World (7:46)

Feels like they invented contrast on this track. Spine-chilling breakdown and build-ups here.

3. Proto Surfer Boy (8:13) Standout Track

flawless track with some of the most heartfelt melodies we have ever heard. The deep fuzz and lofty echo blend so well.

4. Prisma (12:10)

Insane fretwork throughout and particularly in the last 60 seconds of euphoria.

5. Digital Dreamcatcher (8:49)

Wild angles and refreshing melodies on this track. Runner-up amongst the track listing


Brew Pairing

When an album this special hits we must go to the well for the Massachusetts beer innovators at Treehouse. Echo Therapy is the perfect match for Doppelganger, a Tree House mainstay and Double IPA. 8% ABV by volume. Doppelganger is intensely kettle and dry hopped to produce a pungent and flavorful Double IPA that is super pleasant to drink featuring tropical fruit, mango, citrus, and stone fruit flavors. Layers of taste with layers of sonic brilliance... nothing better.

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